Canada helps territory attract and integrate skilled immigrants

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The Canadian government will support the territory of Nunavut in attracting skilled immigrants, according to Immigration Minister Diane Finley.

Nunavut will receive more than CAD $600,000 over a three-year period. The money will go towards online marketing, web-based tools, and other services that will promote the territory as a desireable destination for immigrants, and help them integrate into society once they have arrived.

"Immigration is a source of growth and prosperity across the country, and the Government of Canada is committed to helping Nunavut attract newcomers to the territory," Finley said.

"The federal government's support will enable Nunavut to offer more services and information that will promote the territory as a destination for immigrants, and help them settle once they arrive," she added.

Nunavut is Canada's newest territory; it was formally separated from the Northwest Territories in 1999. It is also the largest and least populated of Canada's provinces and territories with only 29,500 residents spread over an area equal in size to Western Europe.

"Immigration and the successful integration of newcomers are priorities for Nunavut," said the Honourable Ed Picco, Minister Responsible for Immigration. "This funding will help us develop new and innovative ways to connect immigrants as early as possible to the resources and services they need to make a successful transition to their new homes in Nunavut."

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